HC Deb 13 December 1955 vol 547 cc153-4W
Commander Maitland

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider granting deferment of National Service to

and 3.1 per cent, for Merionethshire. The corresponding figures for 13th June were 3.0, 7.1 and 2.1 respectively.

Mr. G. Roberts

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons registered as unemployed at the local exchanges of Caernarvon, Penygroes, Llanberis, Portmadoc, Criccieth and Pwllheli in the county of Caernarvon; and how these figures compare with those in each case for June last.

Mr. Watkinson

The following table gives the information desired so far as it is available:

young men who desire to make farming their career and who have planned deliberately to work on different types of farms to gain greater experience.

Mr. Watkinson

Deferment of call-up is already granted to young men who show their desire to make a career in agriculture or horticulture by entering into an approved apprenticeship under a scheme administered by the Agricultural Apprenticeship Council. The scheme provides for as broad a syllabus of training as possible which may, if necessary, be undertaken on more than one holding. My right hon. and learned Friend is not prepared to allow training other than under the provisions of this scheme to qualify for consideration for deferment of call-up.

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